Who needs an Eye Exam

How Frequently Should You have an Eye Examination?

As a Vancouver-based Optometry clinic, we take pride in providing primary eye care for our patients. Regular eye exams are important to maintain healthy eyes and clear vision. Eye exams are not just for people who wear glasses or contact lenses. Many eye conditions do not have noticeable symptoms until they have progressed to a more serious stage.
The Canadian Association of Optometrists recommends the following for the frequency of eye examinations:
Infants and toddlers should have their first eye exam by an Optometrist between six and nine months. This exam is to make sure the child does not have any significant levels of lazy eye or amblyopia.

  • Preschoolers and school-age children should have annual eye exams to make sure their vision is developing normally.

  • Adults are recommended to have an eye exam at least every two years and adults who have certain health conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of eye conditions should be seen more frequently.

  • Seniors aged 65 and older should have an eye examination every year to monitor for certain eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

At Evergreen Optometry we believe in affordable and accessible eye care and offer eye examinations that are fully covered by MSP for kids and seniors. Please give us a call at 778-330-3906 or book online to make an appointment today.

source: https://opto.ca/eye-health-library/eye-exam